Do You Know the Health Care Heroes in Your Neighborhood? By Jill Jesso-White on August 10, 2018 in Community Health News Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region Celebrates National Health Care Week August 12-18 Rutland, VT– Affordable, comprehensive, state-of-the-art health care administered by top notch providers is right here in your neighborhood at Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region (CHCRR). CHCRR’s eight locations are taking part in the national week of awareness and celebration of community health centers August 12-18 by encouraging new and current patients to stop by for free goodies and packets of information about how community health centers can help you and your family stay healthy. “Each of our clinics is doing an education table in the waiting room in honor of National Health Center Week for their patients focusing on a different topic each day,” said Jill Jesso-White, CHCRR’s compliance officer and patient relations. “At all of our locations there will be giveaways like SPF lip balm, packets of almonds, place mats showing healthy portions of food groups along with information about a variety of health-related topics.” Each day of the week a different topic will be featured: Mon, Aug 13 Dental Day Tue, Aug 14 Healthy Eating Wed, Aug 15 Sun & Water Safety Thurs, Aug 16 Water/Hydration Fri, Aug 17 Behavioral Health This year, the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Health Center Advocacy Network has invited health centers to recognize what they are calling “health care heroes,” all of the individual providers who live in our communities and have dedicated their careers to providing quality health care for our neighbors. Come and meet CHCRR’s health care heroes! Community health centers have provided primary care and innovative health care solutions for over 50 years in the U.S. In Vermont, one of every four Vermonters uses the services provided by the 12 community health networks in the state. CHCRR’s central Vermont network provides pediatric, managed health care, diabetes management, dental, urgent care and primary care services to nearly 38,000 individuals, families, college students and seasonal residents and visitors. CHCRR is central Vermont’s largest network of primary care, pediatric and dental services with offices in Rutland, Brandon, Castleton, West Pawlet and Shoreham. Community Dental offices are located in Rutland and Shoreham, CHCRR Pediatrics is in Rutland and CHCRR’s Express Care centers, open seven days a week, are located at the Rutland and Castleton Community Health Centers. The mission of the Community Health Centers of the Rutland Region is to improve the health and wellness of all people in the communities we serve by providing access to excellent medical and dental primary care regardless of any financial consideration. For more information about CHCRR including hours and locations, visit our website https://www.chcrr.org/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CHCRRVT/.